Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I assumed I was enough of an exhibitionist with my macro and micro
blogging but my husband a_j_g
convinced me that this is the site for
meeting the neighbors.
The commute eats up a lot of time and I also like to devote a good
amount of time every day towards running around with my dogs,
tidying up the house, and reducing the number of unread books in my
library. My guy is equally busy so when he does get a rare minute I
try my best to drop everything to hang out with him.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
33-40% of the day is spent at the office dealing with sys admin
tasks and actual (albeit high level) programming (bash
, etc.). 10-20% is spent doing
something athletic (running
with the dogs, swimming
, working out, biking
). 20-33% is spent
unconscious. The remainder is spent keeping up the household,
reading, and hanging out my bf and our droogs.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making obscure subcultural references. If you are able to grok them
then I know you are putatively cool. If not then I'll assume you
are a mundane.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People are always telling me that my power animal is a gerbil on
methamphetamines. People are strange. I suppose I also get a lot of
comments about the hair. Yes, there's some grey in it. I may be in
better shape than I was in my 20s but I no longer have youth on my
side. As for the facial scruff, proper shaving is a bitch and I
suspect one of my relatives was a lycanthrope. My personal credo is
that unless your name is Gandalf you are probably best off without
a beard, but I often fall short of that goal.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Any comics authored by Bill Willingham
, Alan Moore
, or Warren Ellis
a look. Neil Gaiman has been edged out. Sorry, Neil. I actually
like the movie version of Stardust more than the book. My current
favorite authors of fiction are Mick Farren
and A Lee Martinez
. I get my
nonfiction from whatever the bf or NPR
recommends. It has been a while since
I've seen a movie that really stands the test of time. I'm glad I
don't have a TV in the house and that the bf gets full control over
our Netflix queue. If pressed I'd recommend "The Rage in Placid
Lake" though. As for the munchies, I've had such bad luck with
waitstaff trying to poison me with milk products that I find I only
enjoy food I've prepared myself. My taste in music is probably not
at all like yours, but if you do happen to have a fondness for
everything from surf
to guys, especially ones named Ben, playing pianos then
I'll happily surrender my claim to uniqueness.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Clue (as in cluefulness), light, the power cosmic, fresh water,
in-jokes, and I forget what six is for. Once upon a time I thought
I needed regular contact with tabletop gamers to stay sane, but
I've been without any regular RPGs for a while. The on-line stuff
just doesn't cut it, although I do crack up when I see an episode
of The Guild
RPGs shouldn't just be about shopping and slashing. Your character
needs to be as interesting as the plot and the world needs to be
more than just fully destructible, it also has to be completely
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Accurately tagging the genre section of my music. Descriptors like
" and "alternative
useless, although screamo
is OK a label (just not for
listening to). Most of my music is 3rd wave ska
and numbers band power punk
with a little bit of hipster
country and some Christian punk rock (I may not like Paul's zombie
cult but I sure do like Relient K) to round things out. I'm not
sure what my Matches albums are. Rock just sounds too damn generic
and I love them too much to call them mall punk.
I also spend way too much time deciding on drinks. For instance, I
like scotch that isn't too smokey, but I'm dubious about blended
scotches. I also hate asking a bartender for a specific brand and
being forced to settle for whatever the house has.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Asleep. I haven't kept vampire hours since I was an undergrad.
That's a literal reference, by the way. I did a lot of LARPing back
in the day, often as a Tremere. These days I hit the sack well
before 10pm. Once in a great while I'll get to go to a leather club
with friends, though. I'm open to other suggestions, of course.
Atypical Friday nights have involved roller derby matches,
Santarchy, and listening to Terry Pratchett introduce a new book.
The last one happened before the Alzheimer's diagnosis, though, so
I doubt I'll get another chance at it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Look, I already admitted to enjoying Relient K music, and not just
the "pirates who don't do anything" cover, the whole ouvre. What
more do you want from me? OK, fine, my favorite porn star is still
I don't care that he's now pudgy and still has a painfully thick
accent. He really made an impression when I was coming of age. If
you ask me to screw while wearing rollerblades in a Romanian castle
I'll probably agree.
You should message me if
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You've got something going for you and want to boast about it. I
like being impressed. If you happen to be Wil Wheaton
, even if you aren't
going to leave the wife and kids for me, this is especially true
for you. I'd walk barefoot over a floor covered in d4s if he asked
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